The brief

Through consideration of the systemic crisis of climate change how can critical design, through textiles and costume, generate discourse about the global north. Including the practical application of sculpture and kombucha leather. 

Student reflection

Having the option of dedicating myself to Honours, with a singular body of work stretched over a year, was an extremely fulfilling opportunity. It allowed me to explore a deeper understanding of both my physical and theoretical practice. Through discipline, honours allowed me to tackle large concepts and design issues in our society that seem too overwhelming to most. Undergoing a thorough and critical research practice allowed me to create a more holistic design ethos I now utilize throughout my career. 

Georgia Harper is a student in the Bachelor of Design (Honours).

This project was created for an assessment in the course ‘Design Honours Research Project 2’.

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.